Industry advisories

Telefilm Canada announces the opening date of the Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date for the Limited Edition Stream of the Promotion Program, for festivals and film markets taking place between January 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022.

Key dates
Opening date: October 25, 2021
Closing date: November 30, 2021

Reminder:

The Limited Edition Stream...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Talent to Watch Program 

Telefilm Canada would like to inform Canadian filmmakers and industry partners of the opening date of the Talent to Watch Program for fiscal 2022-2023, as well as the changes made as part of Telefilm’s optimization efforts.  

In September 2020, Telefilm launched  the extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official...

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Telefilm Canada announces changes to the International Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the important changes to the International Promotion Program.  

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the Theatrical Exhibition Program
Telefilm is announcing the relaunch of the Theatrical Exhibition Program to stimulate the return of the in-person cinema experience and to encourage Canadian exhibitors to showcase Canadian films in their programming and promotion.

Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on movie theatres in Canada, Telefilm’s Theatrical Exhibition...

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The Talent Fund welcomes Sandi Treliving as new Advisory Committee Chair

Telefilm Canada and the Talent Fund are pleased to welcome Sandi Treliving, a member of the Talent Fund’s Advisory Committee, as the new Chair of the Talent Fund.  

A dedicated philanthropist, leading advocate for mental health and supporter of Canadian arts and culture, Sandi is a director on the CAMH Foundation Board...

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Reminder: Telefilm Canada’s Development Program is opened until September 15, 2021

Telefilm Canada would like to remind all eligible applicants that all streams under the Development Program are opened until September 15, 2021, 11:59pm EST. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

This program supports Canadian production companies that are looking to finance the development stage of their feature film project(s) and...

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Telefilm Canada opens its Promotional Program’s Industry Initiatives Stream

Telefilm Canada announces the opening of its Promotional Program’s Industry Initiatives Stream from August 9 to December 9, 2021.

The Industry Initiatives Stream is designed to fund promotional activities in the audiovisual industry with the exception of festivals. Eligible initiatives include, but are not limited to, national film, television,...

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Telefilm Canada announces departure of E.J. Alon, Vice-President, Industry Development

Telefilm Canada would like to inform industry members and clients that after serving nearly three years as Vice-President, Industry Development (formerly, Director, Talent Fund), E.J. Alon has accepted a key leadership role with another organization and will be departing. His last day at Telefilm is July 14.

A deeply respected contributor...

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Leading Change: Cannes seminar with Christa Dickenson and Anna Serner

Please join Christa Dickenson, Executive Director & CEO of Telefilm Canada, and Anna Serner, CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, for an online seminar at the Cannes Marché du Film on Tuesday July 13, 4:00-5:00 pm EST.

Both Christa Dickenson and Anna Serner share a unique position: they are CEO’s of...

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Telefilm Canada announces its physical presence at MIPCOM 2021

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients that it will be physically present at international festivals and markets, starting with MIPCOM 2021 (October 11 to 14, 2021). Telefilm will soon open its call for entries for Canadian production and distribution companies wishing to be part of the Canada Pavilion...

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Filmography verification period opens for Development Program

As announced on June 17, 2021, the filmography verification period for the Development Program beginning on June 23, 2021, will continue through July 16, 2021.

Clients are invited to log into their Dialogue account and view their filmography under the tab: Records - My Organizations - Filmography. Among...

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Telefilm Canada is pleased to welcome Adriana Chartrand as Lead, Indigenous Initiatives and Content Analyst in the Cultural Portfolio Management team

Adriana Chartrand (she/her/elle) joins the Telefilm Canada team as Lead, Indigenous Initiatives and Content Analyst for a five-year term. She will act as a resource person and representative for Indigenous communities in business relations and development, replacing Adam Garnet Jones who left Telefilm earlier this year.

Adriana, who is Red River...

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Short-Term Compensation Fund presentation is now online

Telefilm Canada wishes to inform clients that the Short-Term Compensation Fund webinar presentation is now online. In the presentation, you will find greater details on the Fund, the application process, and other tips to successfully apply.

What’s more, we have published a snapshot of the current demand for...

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Telefilm announces details to the Development Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform Canadian producers of the opening date of the Development Program, as well as the changes made as part of the optimization of Telefilm's programs.

In September 2020, Telefilm launched the extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official Languages on the review of...

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Telefilm Canada announces new details to the Talent to Watch Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients that the Talent to Watch Program will be accepting new applications in the fall of 2021 for fiscal 2022-2023. The program guidelines are currently being reviewed as part of Telefilm's program optimization process and will be published later this summer. The recommendations...

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Telefilm Canada shares proof of concept for next phase in data collection

Telefilm Canada is sharing the latest update to its data collection improvements. The proof of concept below represents the next phase in data collection enhancement for Telefilm’s programs as outlined in its Equity and Representation Action Plan, released in July 2020.

The proof of concept is the culmination of in-depth...

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Telefilm Canada offers an outreach session for the Short-Term Compensation Fund for Canadian audiovisual production companies

Telefilm Canada is offering a virtual outreach session on Thursday June 10 at 2:00 pm EST for the Short-Term Compensation Fund (STCF) for Canadian audiovisual production companies.

The presentation will cover the overview of the Fund including eligibility and application process followed by a Q&A period.

Presenters include:

  • Melanie Hartley, Deputy Director,...
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Telefilm Canada provides update on diverse language films

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge recent discussions regarding films in diverse languages. I know that this subject is an important one, and Telefilm and I have heard you.

A truly more equitable industry should allow for our country’s talent to create their work in their own voice...

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Telefilm Canada announces new drawdown schedules for the Production and Theatrical Documentary programs

Telefilm Canada announces a newly simplified method to accelerate the drawdown schedules for the Production program and the Theatrical Documentary program, as part of Telefilm’s revised corporate plan mandate to adapt and provide flexibility within its funding programs.

This newly accelerated process will benefit new and...

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Telefilm Canada relaunches the International Promotion Program

Telefilm Canada is relaunching the International Promotion Program, previously known as the Participation in International Festivals and Events Support Program, with important changes made to the program.

The International Promotion Program offers financial support to Canadian producers, distributors and sales agents whose eligible projects were officially selected...

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Telefilm Canada reopens the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream

Telefilm Canada announces the reopening of the Promotion Program’s General Admission Stream for festivals to be held between October 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022.

The General Admission Stream, launched earlier this year, aims to provide streamlined funding to smaller and emerging film festivals across the country for...

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Telefilm Canada launches Promotion Program’s Limited Edition Stream for Existing Clients

Earlier this year, Telefilm Canada announced the General Admission Stream, the first of three streams under the Promotion Program. Today, Telefilm announces the terms, conditions and application deadlines for the Limited Edition Stream (the second stream) of its Promotion Program.

Given the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic has on the...

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Telefilm announces details on the Export Assistance Program

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date of the Export Assistance Program, as well as the changes made to it during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Key dates: 

  • Opening date: May 19, 2021 
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Telefilm Canada announces that its pan-Canadian consultations are now complete

After surveying the Canadian audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada announces that its consultations on the review of the Success Index, the Development Program, and the Talent to Watch Program are now complete.

In September 2020, Telefilm launched extensive, open, and transparent pan-Canadian consultations in both Official Languages on how to modernize some...

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Telefilm Canada moves Corporate Plan to a new 18-month model

Telefilm Canada revised the timeline for its Corporate Plan, to condense its planning cycle to an 18-month model.  This follows a thorough review that was undertaken of Telefilm’s Strategic and Corporate Plans, to determine that the strategic priorities remained relevant in the fast-changing environment caused by COVID-19.

As...

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Telefilm Canada proudly partners with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign “SEEK MORE” supporting inclusivity on our screens

Telefilm Canada is proud to partner with MADE | NOUS on its new campaign, “Seek More”, launching today. Ambassadors Shamier Anderson (Stowaway, Bruised), Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs (Blood Quantum, Taika Waititi/FX's Reservation Dogs), and Simu Liu (Kim's ConvenienceMarvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings), alongside Adib Alkhalidey (L'Agent JeanMon Ami Walid), Mélissa Bédard (Star académieM'entends-tu), and Cynthia Wu-Maheux (District 31) in Quebec, invites Canadians to seek out...

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Telefilm Extends the Final Consultation Phase: Call for Written Submissions

Telefilm Canada is extending the period for submitting written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, Development Program, and Talent to Watch Program by 10 days. This is the final phase of an extensive consultation process that began months ago. The initial period for submitting written comments...

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COVID-19 Update: Telefilm Canada suspends physical presence at international events until end of summer

In light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, Telefilm Canada would like to inform clients that its physical presence at international festivals and markets will continue to be suspended until August 31, 2021, including the Canada Pavilion at Sunnyside of the Doc, the Marché international de film d’animation, and the...

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Telefilm Canada announces the opening date of its Production Program for French-Language projects with budgets under $2.5M

Telefilm Canada would like to inform its clients of the opening date for the Production Program for French-language projects with budgets under $2.5M.

Key dates
Opening date: April 15, 2021
Closing date: April 29, 2021

Reminder:

The Production Program is open to Canadian production companies applying for financing for the production...

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Telefilm launches the final stage of its consultations: Calling for written submissions

Telefilm Canada invites its partners to submit written comments on its formal proposals to revise the Success Index, the Development Program and the Talent to Watch Program. This is the final step of the extensive consultation process that was carried out since last fall. Written comments can be submitted between...

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